A multi-party task force of Diet members has been created to examine ways to broaden Japan’s international role in combating the global threats of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, and other communicable diseases.

The FGFJ Diet Task Force convenes several times a year with leaders from around the world. In addition to meeting with representatives of the Global Fund when they are visiting Japan, the Diet Task Force has met with such prominent global health and foreign policy actors as George Soros, founder of the Open Society Institute; Surin Pitsuwan, former secretary-general of ASEAN and former foreign minister of Thailand; Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; Richard Feachem, former Global Fund executive director; and Tommy S. Thompson, chair emeritus of the Global Fund and former US secretary of health and human services.

The FGFJ Diet Task Force also met in May 2013 with Senegalese Health Minister Awa Marie Coll-Seck, Global Fund Executive Director Mark Dybul, and Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize Laureate and Director of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Peter Piot. Most recently, the Diet Task Force took part in a study tour to Myanmar where they witnessed first hand the Global Fund’s role in the fight against infectious diseases. 

Task Force of Diet Members

As of September 2022
Co-Chairs
Ichiro AISAWAMember, House of Representative (Liberal Democratic Party)
Motohisa FURUKAWAMember, House of Representative (Democratic Party for the People)
Liberal Democratic Party (LDP)
Toshiko ABEMember, House of Representatives
Gaku HASHIMOTOMember, House of Representatives
Yoshimasa HAYASHIMember, House of Representatives
Masahiro ISHIDAMember, House of Councillors
Seiji KIHARAMember, House of Representatives
Hitoshi KIKAWADAMember, House of Representatives
Fumio KISHIDAMember, House of Representatives
Karen MAKISHIMAMember, House of Representatives
Tamayo MARUKAWAMember, House of Councillors
Hirokazu MATSUNOMember, House of Representatives
Yasutoshi NISHIMURAMember, House of Representatives
Yuko OBUCHIMember, House of Representatives
Masaki OGUSHIMember, House of Representatives
Itsunori ONODERAMember, House of Representatives
Ken SAITOMember, House of Representatives
Kentaro SONOURAMember, House of Representatives
Keisuke SUZUKIMember, House of Representatives
Norikazu SUZUKIMember, House of Representatives
Keizo TAKEMIMember, House of Councillors
Norihisa TAMURAMember, House of Representatives
Tsuyoshi YAMAGUCHIMember, House of Representatives
Komeito
Noriko FURUYAMember, House of Representatives
Mitsunari OKAMOTOMember, House of Representatives
Mitsuo TAKAHASHIMember, House of Councillors
Masaaki TANIAIMember, House of Councillors
Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan (CDP)
Yukio EDANOMember, House of Representatives
Tetsuro FUKUYAMAMember, House of Councillors
Ryuhei KAWADAMember, House of Councillors
Makiko KIKUTAMember, House of Representatives
Hiroyuki NAGAHAMAMember, House of Councillors
Shinji OGUMAMember, House of Representatives
Chinami NISHIMURAMember, House of Representatives
Democratic Party for the People (DPP)
Kohei OHTSUKAMember, House of Councillors
Yuichiro TAMAKIMember, House of Representatives

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